Ezviz C3A HD 1080P Wire-Free Security Camera Review
I have reviewed a lot of Ezviz products in the past year, or so, they have one of the most comprehensive ranges of home surveillance on the market. One thing they did not have was a battery-powered wireless camera, which is a little odd considering how popular this market is.
Now that has changed with the launch of the Wire-Free C3A Camera. It is a slightly strange concept, the cameras themselves work individually similar to how Reolink works, but then you can pair the camera with a base station to improve performance (similar to Arlo and Eufy)
Ezviz C3A Full HD Wi-Fi Camera 1080p Day/Night With 2-Way Audio PiR
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Specification and Base Stations
C3A Wire-Free Camera
The C3A camera uses a 1/4” 2-Megapixel sensor with a 125-degree field of view and records at 1080P with a max 15FPS adaptive framerate.
There are a built-in microphone and speaker for two way audio and there is a removable 5500mAh battery which gives you around 2-months battery when used by itself. With the battery being removable you can optionally buy more batteries and a charging dock, allowing you to switch around the batteries with no downtime.
There is a PIR Motion Detection Sensor and the spec sheet says customisation alert area, which seems to be just camera sensitivity unless I have missed a setting in the app.
As mentioned, the camera works 100% independently allowing you to buy one camera at a time rather than invest in a more expensive system.
The optional base station is quite a unique feature, and there is not just one base station either, you have two possible options.
W2D – this is the standard station that is powered by microUSB and supports a 100dB siren. You can then pair the cameras and station with the one-click sync button.
WLB – This is a 4G equipped based station which also has a 100dB siren. This allows you to set up cameras anywhere even if there is no Internet. However, the base station itself requires power, so you will need some access to a plug socket (unlike the Realink or Arlo Go).
With the base station, you can connect up to 6 cameras, and the Ezviz website state that it just extends the battery life. However, the descriptions on Amazon state up to 9 months battery life.
No Ezviz NVR compatibility
One of the appealing aspects of the Ezviz range of cameras is the compatibility with an Ezviz NVR , allowing you to record 24/7 while also offering vastly superior storage capacities than microSD.
It comes as no surprise that this does not have this functionality, as it would trash the battery.
Set up & App
The Ezviz app is still used for everything, which I have been quite happy with over the past few years of using it. As I already had an account I...